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Let It (Parenting Time in Summer) Flow

Let It (Parenting Time in Summer) Flow

We are in the height of summer, and I hope my clients are feeling good and being flexible with their Parenting Time arrangements. I’m not saying divorced parents should throw out the parameters they established for co-parenting. I’m saying that when kids are out of...

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Focusing on Dads in Divorce Court

Focusing on Dads in Divorce Court

By Alisa Peskin-Shepherd For the longest time, mothers got custody automatically. But now, in an effort to correct a perceived injustice against men, courts and law firms alike are focusing on dads, circulating legislation to establish mandatory equal parenting time...

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Marriage for All, Divorce for All

Marriage for All, Divorce for All

By Alisa Peskin-Shepherd Since same-sex marriage first became legal in Massachusetts in 2004, I’ve been watching to see if marriage trends and divorce trends mirror what we see in the heterosexual world. Because just as anyone can fall in love, anyone can fall out of...

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Getting a Get: Jewish Divorce

Getting a Get: Jewish Divorce

By Alisa Peskin-Shepherd In honor of Jewish American Heritage Month, I’d like to write about how we’ve helped a number of Jewish clients in their pursuit of a civil divorce. When we work together, many share details of their Jewish divorce, or get. That’s a document...

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Older Americans & Gray Divorce: a Growing Trend

Older Americans & Gray Divorce: a Growing Trend

May is Older Americans Month, a term I hate because after all, what is an Older American? It is supposed to refer to the elders of our communities, which I guess I’d be considered, but I certainly don’t feel that I am! Similarly, Gray Divorce, the growing trend since...

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How to Succeed at Coparenting

When people divorce, they are often so muddled, they can't figure out how to succeed at coparenting. But here are some tips for how to set yourself - and your ex - on the path for success because your kids deserve it. Be kind. Take 24 hours to cool down before you...

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